Cover to outline color map of West Siberia and Russian Central Asia, with inset: Turkestan, Buchara en Afghanistan.
This is the Comprehensive Marks Hand Atlas of the entire world, which presents a Russian view of the world on the eve of the Russian Revolution. Initially compiled and edited by Prof. E.Iu (Yu). Petri, finished in 1903. The 2nd. edition printed in 1909, reprinted in 1916 published under the supervision of Iu (Yu).M. Shokalskago, by A.F. Marks Company. Atlas A.F.Marksa presents new ways of presentation. Its maps are distinguished by their visibility, regularity and clarity, along with an enormous wealth of accurate geographical information expressed not only directly in the maps, but also in supporting graphs and charts. Includes 62 main and 160 inset lithographic maps on 55 folio size sheets. The single sheet general map of Russia in Europe, the 16 sheet highly detailed map of Russia in Europe, and the 2 sheet map of Siberian Russian are all original maps made for this atlas, from various sources explained in the preface. The non-Russian maps are derived from the world atlas of Wagner and Debes published in Leipzig, Germany, probably the 1895 or 1899 editions, with all names translated into Russian. Most maps are on two pages, but not all of them. All maps of the second edition enhanced with new geographical information and many are changed from the Wagner and Debes base maps, for example Palestine is entirely new. The projection method for each map is mentioned. Most of them are dated in the lower left corner. With an appendix of explanatory text, and with an alphabetical index of the names in the atlas. Bound in beige cover with dark brown leather spine with title " Bolshoi vsemirnyi nastolʹnyi atlas Marksa : Pod redakciei Prof. E. Iu. Petri, Iu. M. Shokalskago. Petrograda. Izdanie T-va A. F. Marks. 2 OE". framed with ornamental border and illustrations in black.
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